Roles and responsibilities of Patrol Leaders
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The Patrol Leader's job is very rewarding, but it comes with some responsibilities.
Responsibilities of a Patrol Leader
- Set an example as a leader in behaviour and attitude, especially:
- Develop a good Patrol spirit in the Patrol
- Instruct Patrol members in Scouting skills
- Share the leadership in the Patrol by giving everyone a role
- Plan and run the Patrol meetings, activities, camps and hikes
- Represent the Patrol at the Court of Honour.
- Keep Patrol members informed
- Work with other PLs, the TL and Scouters to make the Troop work well
- Know and be friends with each Patrol member
- Continually develop leadership skills by taking part in Patrol Leader Training courses and reading widely.
Roles of a Patrol Leader
- Live the Scout Law and Promise and get patrol members to do the same.
- Learn all you can about your job in order to be a good Leader.
- Provide challenging, worthwhile and fun activities for your Patrol meetings,
- Delegate every member a definite job for a part in the Patrol’s activities.
- Keep ahead on advancement so as to be prepared to teach patrol members.
- Qualify to be able to take your Patrol camping and hiking.
- Get to know the parents and everything about each member (your friends).
- Get a Patrol spirit going in your Patrol, members should want to belong.
- Wear your uniform correctly and neatly so your patrol will too.
- Attend Court of Honour (COH) meetings and raise matters affecting your Patrol.
- Work with the Troop Scouter and other Leaders to make the Troop run well.